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Campus Ambassadors workshop at UCL - 12 September 2014[edit]

Here's is a draft schedule for the training workshop:

12:30pm Lunch
1:00pm Introduction to the workshop
1:20pm Mapping the participants
2:00pm Overview of Wikipedia Education Program
2:30pm What is the Wikipedia courses extension?
3:00pm Assignment example/s
3:15pm Tea/Coffee break
3:30pm What does a Campus Ambassador do?
4:15pm Discussion on next step/s
5:00pm Workshop ends

Workshop goals:

  • Identify a number of UK-based Wikipedia Campus Ambassadors
  • Identify educators interested in Wiki*edia classroom assignments
  • Encourage the use of the Wikipedia Courses Extension
  • Plan networking opportunities (inside and outside the M25)

This is the first time we're running systematic Campus Ambassador training in the UK, even if there have previously been other workshops for Campus Ambassadors in the UK. Please feel free to comment or ask questions about any of this. --Toni Sant (WMUK) (talk) 11:50, 19 August 2014 (BST)

The female subgroup![edit]

Roberta Wedge started the discussion by pointing out the big gap of female editors in Wikipedia. Which brought on the discussion of every person's initiative in their own respective field:

  • Mira (User:TheTrabiMechanic) is planning on running edit-a-thons at UCL Digifest (running from the 10th and 14th of November).
  • Nada (User:NadaAlbuni) at Southampton University is
  • Beatrice (User:Ermesa), student at the School of Oriental and African Studies is thinking of starting up a Wikipedia society or becoming a Campus Ambassador to implementing Wikipedia as a teaching tool.
  • Raya (User:Raya.sharbain) of University College London is helping one of her professors start up a Wikipedia assignment for the coming term.

Roberta encouraged us to sign up for (Train The Trainers) in Edinburgh.

Roberta also emphasised that if someone were to run a wiki workshop/edit-a-thons/etc, people can request resources from the UK chapter by e-mailing (Toni Sant). This gives people the opportunity to request various things such as but not limited to: funding for food (pizza!), wifi hotspots, loaner laptops, etc.

--Raya.Sharbain (talk) 17:21, 12 September 2014 (BST)